5 Reasons Why You Should Drink Ginger Lemon Tea


Are you searching for a way to give your immune system a boost? How about a drink that can relieve stress? Well, if you’re holding a cup of ginger lemon tea in your hand, then you’re on the right track! Sweet, spicy and one of the best drinks to have during the winter, ginger lemon tea is power-packed with some incredible health and body care benefits too! And here’s how to make your own Fresh Ginger-Lemon Tea (which is actually an infusion, not really “tea.”)

Let’s see how:

  • It Boosts Your Immune System: On top of the list of benefits of ginger lemon tea is its ability to strengthen your immunity. This is due to the presence of high levels of anti-oxidants in ginger. Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C which can heal wounds and preserve the strength of bones and teeth. In the onset of cold and flu, the ginger lemon tea can act as an effective anti-biotic. The bioflavonoids that lemons contain help to prevent cancer cells from growing and spreading. The anti-oxidants in the lemons help in reducing inflammation and arthritis symptoms. The powerful anti-oxidants can reduce free radicals in the body. Ginger also increases blood circulation in the body that is vital for optimum health.
  • It Brings Instant Relief From Nausea and Indigestion: Vomiting and nausea usually occur as symptoms of a body disorder. Ginger lemon tea provides the best relief mechanism. Moreover, if you have a motion sickness tendency, you can drink a cup of ginger lemon tea prior to travel to prevent nausea. It can also help cure the vomiting related to chemotherapy and pregnancy, which is a relief during that period. It eases the pain and uneasiness of an upset stomach. The ginger and lemon in the tea lowers the chances of heartburn and indigestion. It causes the food to be better absorbed by the body and prevents belching and bloating after eating too much. It improves your appetite as well.
  • It Lowers The Effects Of Diabetes: New research has thrown light upon the fact that drinking ginger lemon tea on a daily basis can reduce kidney damage that occurs due to the effects of diabetes. The high levels of zinc found in ginger play a prime role in the production and secretion of insulin. It is the insulin that controls the blood sugar levels and keeps diabetes in check. Other harmful effects of diabetes like blood pressure, heart problems and so on can be countered by the anti-oxidants present in the drink.
  • It Is Your One-Stop-Drink To Perfect Skin And Great Hair: As mentioned above, ginger lemon tea is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins which are beneficial for perfect skin, hair and health. The beverage helps in improving your digestion and guides you towards smooth and flawless skin. The antibacterial and antiseptic properties protect your skin from infections. For strong and beautiful hair, ginger lemon tea provides you a natural aid. Vitamin A and C are recommended in plenty for those with hair issues, as they combat the production of DHT in the scalp that in turn triggers hair growth. A vitamin and anti-oxidant rich drink like ginger lemon tea will help you overcome hair problems in an absolute natural and simple way.
  • It Is The Apt Drink For Weight Loss: High blood sugar levels trigger cravings for carbohydrates and fatty foods. Ginger helps to normalize these sugar levels which otherwise can affect your ability to lose weight or eat healthy food. Ginger also improves fat absorption and prevents it from accumulating in the body. Both ginger and lemon have anti-inflammatory properties that prevent inflammations and enhance the activity of the liver that helps in shedding those extra pounds. The smell of lemons reduces stress causing an increase in metabolism and proper organ function that can help in weight loss.

How do we prepare ginger lemon tea?

Sliced fresh ginger rootUsing green tea as a base, finely chop the ginger root and infuse it boiling water for twenty minutes. This helps in transferring the active ingredients into the liquid. Adding two tablespoons of lemon juice and honey or stevia into the mix helps in both sweetening the tea as well as countering the spicy effects of the ginger. It can be served either hot or cold as the revitalizing effects are the same.

Ginger lemon tea can be very refreshing to drink with its medicine like qualities. Moreover, a few recent studies suggest that it can help to stop blood clotting and lower cholesterol levels. This can prevent cardio-vascular diseases and strokes from taking place.

If you feel tensed or worn out, the drink can also be an effective stress reliever. The strong aroma, spicy and refreshing taste and calming effects provide you relief and relaxation of your body and mind.

Try it out today and feel healthy and energetic!

Vineetha Reddy is very passionate about nutrition, fitness, health & wellness. She strongly believes that the ingredients you find in your pantry are the best medicines that you can get. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.



96 comments on “5 Reasons Why You Should Drink Ginger Lemon Tea

  1. marly

    I absolutly adore this drink! It is the perfect combination of tangy and bitter, spicy and sweet. It is both refreshing and comforting. However I am concerned about any possible effects of drinking too much?!! Should I be worried about my consumption of this delicious infused drink?

  2. Nava

    Marly, that’s a good question! I think moderation is good for everything. I’d be concerned about what too much lemon would do to your tooth enamel.

  3. Colleen

    Drinking through a straw could help the tooth enamel concerns, though limiting the flavour sensations which are an obvious plus to this amazing medicinal health drink.

  4. matchaccino

    Ginger and lemon tea i tried it. its my grandma recipe when im sick usually when i have sore throat also if im constipated. since then i been exploring more about tea among them. my favorite is the Matcha green tea.

  5. Danielle

    I I loved this. I am drinking it right now. I had a really bad cold starting drinking this and like 2 days later I started feeling really great. Now I am making a daily thing to drink. I have diabetes high blood pressure and on dialysis who knows this could really have me feeling good all the time.. I highly recommend trying !

  6. John

    I drink my own brew go Ginger and Lemon morning and evening, I feel it has helped me a lot , I recommended to everybody.

  7. Sally

    I have recently had blocked saliva glands and got told to have lemon juice in water to get the saliva flowing. Since it’s so hot here at the moment, I started making green tea and letting it sit until it’s cold. Then adding lemon juice, ginger and ice to fresh fruit (Strawberries, banana etc) to make smoothies. I have been having lemon juice for 5 months and was initially worried about my teeth, but lemon juice stimulates saliva and saliva production assists in keeping teeth and gums healthy. I make sure I brush twice a day and use toothpaste with enamal protection. Have been visiting dentist and my teeth are actually showing signs of improvement.

  8. Loida caldwell

    Ginger lemon tea is very very good. right now my hair looks so shiny. I love it, makes me younger and beautiful don’t forget to try it .

  9. Belynda

    I am sick cold /flu today’s smoothie is a finger of ginger 1/2 banana 1/2 lemon 1/2 cup mango 1/2 cup water

    Hope this help kick my illness

  10. Dan Knight

    I make raw Ginger with banana cold water in my ninja blender or boil tea with the raw Ginger and lemon wait for it to cool take out lemon leave the Ginger inside and blend it with either raw blue berries or banana or both than put it in a big glass jug put it in the frig let it get cold than take out and drank ur enegy will sky rocket crazy i use it to workout and after

  11. Sam

    Can you describe the recipe steps? Once water is boiled, do you remove it from stove and add ginger to let it steep for 20mins?

  12. Lily Conde

    To make lemon & ginger tea
    Can I have the measure
    How much water
    Lemon & Ginger to drink it through
    The day

  13. Sandra

    I am trying it for the first time . I am using the fresh ginger and fresh lemons .Instead of the lemon and ginger tea bag and

  14. magicboop

    AFter I peel the ginger, I take the skins and steep them in water and drink that as a tea. I add honey with ginger in it and enjoy.

  15. Alison Fennell

    Being British, I’m an avid tea drinker….so l.enjoy any kind of tea. This lemon/ginger tea is,amazing. ….it has helped with my joints and digestive system,which has become a problem as I’ve aged. It has also given me more energy and relieved stress.It has become part of everyday.

  16. Anita

    I luv this tea, it has help me a lot. I have blood pressure and even without taking medicine the tea helps me, it makes me feel great, I feel young and beautiful and within a month I have loss weight am always happy. I luv it so try it.

  17. Alecia Davidson

    Tonight is my first night trying this. I bought lemon ginger tea with probiotic by Bigelow. I’m really looking forward to seeing and posting positive results.

  18. Venky

    How many times per day we can have lemon tea? Is there any timings to follow? I mean early morning or evening

  19. Dae

    I get a more intense flavour if I grate the ginger than cut the ginger into slices, little bit of honey and wow a great drink.

  20. Ali

    I’ve been drinking this teas every morning before anything else for 2 weeks now because I have a bloated stomach all the time,but this drink has
    not helped my bloated stomach at all. How long before I can see results.

  21. Nat

    Just wondered if it is normal for the drink to cause visible clearing of the skin, such as pores to open and release fluid as impurities? I find my skin looks rough for a few days than looks wonder after I have stopped regular consumption.

  22. winar

    ginger is spice, but it has health benefits. using ginger drinks to detox is very good for your health.

  23. KatH

    I just use the Bigelow Lemon Ginger tea and add fresh turmeric to it. The Bigelow tea has no calories, no fat and no sodium and its list of ingredients include lemongrass, lemon peel, cinnamon, natural ginger, lemon verbena, rosehips, and licorice root.

  24. Regina Tierno

    I have been drinking ginger lemon tea for 2 weeks now. I have noticed I no longer feel bloated; and my knees which were aching, feel so much better.

    I slice the ginger in boiling water. Let it steep for about 5 minutes. Squeeze 1/2 lemon and leave it in the water. I then pour into a pitcher, add water and refrigerate.

    I love it and have been making it on a daily basis.

  25. Cindy Quinn

    Could u please recommend an organic lemon and ginger teabag supplier. Often away from home and would love to be able to have them with me. Many thanks.

  26. Ann

    I have been taking ginger tea one mug in the morning and evening for a month now. It helped me sweat a lot during my daily exercise. Shrunk 2 inches of my waist and lost 18 lbs! Thank God for this natural ingredients that has helped me with my diet , amazing! I dont add sweeteners, and loved the taste. Im actually having a cup now 🙂

  27. Natasha

    I’ve never made tea from scratch, but it sounds like a lovely activity for frigid Boston winters.
    I’m currently drinking Bigelow Lemon Ginger w/ Probiotics. 2 tbs of honey, lemon wedge so delicious @ least 5x a wk. I do notice the instance energy boost, and “Aunt Flow” is in town so it does ease the cramping pain. I’m glad to read from other comments that there are possible beauty benefits to look forward too.

  28. Charlotte

    I really like ginger tea and was wondering if it is safe to drink daily for an extended time or should there be a break once in awhile? Thanks

  29. Nava

    Charlotte, since ginger is really food (or a root, or spice, however it’s defined) and not technically a tea, there shouldn’t be any risk in consuming it daily. Enjoy!

  30. Jazmine

    I have one question… If I drink the Twinings of London Lemon and Ginger tea, do I still get the benefits that were stated above? Thank you.

  31. John

    Well, we hear about many things that are beneficial to the body, actually we are lost about what should we drink or eat to stay healthy and fight diseases. i am having ginger lemon tea on a daily basis. Are those tea bags (London tea) as efficient as natural mix?

  32. Nava

    Hi John, the ginger lemon tea we’re covering here is technically an infusion, and not the same as a tea made with actual tea leaves or herbs. So I’d say the benefits are from the actual ingredients, ginger and lemon, prepared fresh.

  33. Jessi

    Hi…I am lactating mother. . Can I drink ginger lemon tea daily. . Will this effect my baby?

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